Barry J. Jacobsen
My program involves development of disease management strategies and IPM programs for crops grown in Montana with emphasis on potatoes and sugar beets. Approaches being used include biological control with phyllosphere and rhizosphere inhabiting organisms, host plant resistance, cultural practices, and chemical control. The ecology ad epidemiology of plant pathogens and biocontrol organisms is of particular interest as is grain storage pathology and mycotoxicology. I have both Extension and Research responsibilities.
Area of Responsibility
Plant pathologist; research on potato and sugarbeet diseases, biological control of soilborne pathogens and noxious weeds and development of integrated disease management programs. Extension responsibilities include education programs on diseases of row crops (corn, dry beans, potato, and sugarbeet. Teaching responsibilities include teaching PSPP 551/552 Fungal Diseases, PSPP 422 Plant Disease Management and Control, PSPP 524 Advanced Plant Pathology.
- B.S. Plant Pathology/Chemistry University of Wisconsin-Madison 1969
- M.S. Plant Pathology University of Wisconsin-Madison 1971
- Ph.D. Plant Pathology University of Minnesota 1973
Memberships in Professional Associations
- American Phytopathological Society (APS)
- Potato Association of America
- Society of Sugarbeet Technologists
- Sigma Xi
- Gamma Sigma Delta
- Council on Agricultural Sciences and Technology(CAST)
Recent Professional Activities
- Vice chair-American Phytopathological Society Foundation Board
- Board of Directors/ Chair-Plant Protection Section CAST
- Board of Directors, IPM Institute of North America
- Science Advisory Panel member-U.S. EnvironmentaI Protection Agency
- Phyllosphere Microbiology-APS
- Editorial Committee-CAST
- W-147-Soiborne Diseases
- W-185-Biological Control
- WCC-Potato Variety Development
- Chair, program committee-MT/WY Sugarbeet Symposium
- PSPP 551/552: Plant Fungal Diseases (alternate spring semesters)
- AGSC 450: Plant Disease Control (alternate spring semesters)
- PSPP 524: Advanced Plant Pathology-(alternate fall semesters)
Publications from 1998 to Present
Braun-Kiewick, A., B.J. Jacobsen and D.C. Sands. 2000. Biological control of Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae, the causal agent of basal kernel blight of barley, by antagonistic Pantoea agglomerans. Phytopathology: 90: 368-375.
Kiewnick, S., B.J. Jacobsen, A. Braun-Kiewnick, J.L.A. Eckhoff, and J. Bergman. 2001. Integrated control of Rhizoctonia crown and root rot of sugarbeet with fungicides and antagonistic bacteria. Plant Disease 85: 718-722.
Acuna, I.A., G.A. Strobel, B.J. Jacobsen and D.L. Corsini. 2001. Glucosylation as a mechanism of resistance to Thaxtomin A in potato. Plant Science: 161:77-88.
Zidack, N.K. and B.J. Jacobsen. 2001. First report and virulence evaluation of Erwinia carotovora subsp. betavasculorum on sugarbeet in Montana. Plant Health Progress. doi:10.1094/PHP-2001-0706-02-RS (This is a refereed online journal).
Collins, D.P., B.J. Jacobsen and B. Maxwell. 2002. Spatial and temporal population dynamics of a phyllosphere colonizing Bacillus subtilis biological control agent of sugarbeet Cercospora leaf spot. Biological Control (in press).
Collins, D.P. and B.J. Jacobsen. 2002. Optimizing a Bacillus subtilis isolate for biological control of sugarbeet Cercospora leaf spot. Biological Control (in press).
Limb, R., C.B. Marlow and B. Jacobsen. 2002. The presence of fungi on willow species in relation to browse level. Rangelands (in press)
Jacobsen, B.J. 2001. Managing Dry Bean Diseases. 2001 Proceedings Crop Protection and Improvement Clinics. P. 1-12.
Jacobsen, B.J. and N.K. Zidack. 2001. Integrated Management of Sugarbeet Diseases. 2001 Proceedings Crop Protection and Improvement Clinics. P. 13-16.
Jacobsen, B.J. and J.A. Mickelson, 2001. Interaction between herbicides, Quadris fungicide and variety resistance in management of Rhizoctonia crown and root rot. Results of Agronomic and Weed research Conducted in South Central Montana-2000. p. 55-57.
Jacobsen, B.J., K.D. Kephart, P.F. Lamb and N.K. Zidack. 2001. Interactions between varieties and fungicides in control of Powdery mildew near Huntley, MT. Results of Agronomic and Weed research Conducted in South Central Montana-2000. p.197-198.
Jacobsen, B.J., N. Zidack, J. Eckhoff, J. Bergman, and K. Kephart, 2001. Integration of Bacillus sp. biological seed treatments with Apron-Thiram and Apron-Thiram-Tachigaren seed treatments for control of Pythium and Aphanomyces seedling diseases. Results of Agronomic and Weed research Conducted in South Central Montana-2000. p.199-202.
Franc, G.D., R.M. Harveson, E.D. Kerr, and B.J. Jacobsen. 2002. Disease Management. pages 131-153. In: Sugar Beet Production Guide (Univ. of Nebraska Bulletin EC01-156).(R.G Wilson, J.A.. Smith and S.D. Miller Eds.). (210 pp.).
Jacobsen, B., N. Zidack, K. Kephart, J. Mickelson and J. Ansley. 2002 Integrated Management Strategies for Rhizoctonia crown and root rot. Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports 32: 293-296.
Jacobsen, B.J., N.K. Zidack, J. Ansley, B. Larson, J.L.A. Eckhoff and J. Bergman. 2002. Integrated management of Cercospora leaf spot. Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports 32: 317-320.
Jacobsen, B.J., N.K. Zidack, K. Kephart, J. Mickelson, J. Ansley. 2002. Integrated Management Strategies for Rhizoctonia Crown and Root Rot. Results of Agronomic and weed research conducted in south central Montana 2001. p111-114.
Books and book chapters
Whalon, M.E., B.J. Jacobsen, S.M. Rawlins, D. Ricks, and S. Swinton. 1999. Impact of E.P.A. Implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act. CAST Issue Paper #11 Published February 1999. 34 p.
Contributed to: Third edition, Compendium of Corn Diseases. 1999. Editor D.G.White. APS Press 78 p.
Jacobsen, B.J., 2000. Summary of International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Integrated Pest Management. pages 505-513, In Emerging Technologies for Integrated Pest Management: Concepts, Research and Implementation. Eds Kennedy, G.C. and T.B. Sutton. APS Press 526p.
Jacobsen, B.J. 2000. Plant Disease Management pages 351-356 In Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology. Eds O.C. Malloy and T.D. Murray.
Jacobsen, B.J. 2001. Biological Control of Potato Pathogens. In Biological Control of Plant Diseases. Marcel Dekker, NY p179-189.
Jacobsen, B.J. 2002. Historical perspectives. In: Integrated pest management: Current and future strategies. Council on Agricultural Science and Technology (in press).
Jacobsen, B.J. 2002. Certification and regulation. In: Integrated pest management: Current and future strategies. Council on Agricultural Science and Technology (in press).
Barker, K.B. and B.J. Jacobsen. 2002. Biological control. In: Integrated pest management: Current and future strategies. Council on Agricultural Science and Technology (in press).
Hinche, M., B.J. Jacobsen and A. Sorenson. 2002. Government policy. In: Integrated pest management: Current and future strategies. Council on Agricultural Science and Technology (in press).
- Develop integrated disease management programs for sugarbeets and potatoes in Montana
- Identify and develop biological controls for foliar and soiborne diseases and noxious weeds
- Identify and develop disease resistant germplasm for potato and sugarbeets
- Continue teaching and improving current courses
- Continue to develop education programs and materials for row crop extension clientele
- Assist in maintaining Plant Diagnostic Clinic services
- Promote IPM concepts with Montana growers